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The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. Published each weekday at 6.00am, our daily news podcast is designed to fit into your morning routine – perfect for the commute, the gym or over a coffee. Sign up to the email and podcast at https://thesquiz.com.au/signup/.  
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Special Episode: A Squiz Kids Shortcut to Social Media

A special episode from our Squiz Kids team, this Shortcut to Social Media is a great co-listening experience for parents with younger children. It takes a look at how long social media has been around, why people love it so much and what we should be careful of when using it. Squiz Kids is a news podcast, just for kids. It's news without the nasties - a kid-appropriate take on the big news stories of the day. Perfect for 8-12yos, there are new episodes each weekday morning. Just search for Squiz Kids in your podcasting app, or find out more at www.squizkids.com.au. While you're there, check out Newshounds, the Squiz Kids FREE media literacy resource for primary school kids.Join Squiz-E the Newshound on a fun, eight-part podcast adventure as he sniffs out misinformation and teaches kids to become critical consumers of media. For the full episode transcript, click here. For classroom resources, click here.
6/9/202415 minutes, 38 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... The 80th anniversary of D-Day

In this Squiz Shortcut, we'll get into what happened on D-Day - the dangerous and bloody event that changed the course of WWII. The 6th of June is the anniversary of the Allies' D-Day invasion of Normandy, France - and it’s a big one this year, being the 80th anniversary of that momentous day.  Squiz recommends: Watching: The Darkest Hour - a big film from 2017 about Churchill and those dark days of 1940 when Germany was storming through Europe to take France. More watching: The Tom Hanks film on Apple+, Greyhound. It's about a US convoy commander getting supplies from the US to Britain across the Atlantic, fighting off the Nazi U-Boats in 1942. Want the email version? Sign up for the Shortcuts newsletter here.
6/5/202418 minutes, 50 seconds
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Your Weekly Wrap preview...

Weekly Wrap can be found on our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or search for it in your fave podcast app)
5/31/20241 minute, 20 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Rafael Nadal's legendary career

In this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll take a look at the “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal who was back in action at the French Open earlier this week. “Rafa”, as he’s affectionately known, has an extraordinary record at Roland Garros, having won the men’s singles trophy 14 times - prompting some to say it should be named after him. But his dream of taking home a 15th title wasn’t to be and he bowed out in the first round. At nearly 38 years old, Nadal has been battling to stay at the top of the game after 2 years of injuries, and although nothing’s been confirmed, he’s hinted this tour could be his last. So in this Squiz Shortcut we’ll get you across Rafa’s rise to the top, why he’s loved around the world, and the legacy he’ll leave behind when he finally decides to hang up his racquet. Squiz recommends: Reading: Rafa’s biography for the hardcore fans who want to know more about him… it’s called Rafa: My Story* More reading: this GQ story sees Nadal and Federer posing together for a recent Louis Vuitton campaign at the top of a snowy mountain and saying nice things about each other. What’s not to love? Want the email version? Sign up for the Shortcuts newsletter here. *Buy using this link and the Squiz may earn a little commission.
5/29/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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BONUS EP - Weekly Wrap: From slop to Telstra job cuts, what the ICC did this week, and a very wet Rishi Sunak...

Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Support News Club by signing up to our newsletter and following us on Instagram. Follow us on Apple and Spotify LINKS The most clicked link in Squiz Today was a link to Tatler's portrait of Princess Kate This video demo of Google's AI platform Gemini A video of Rishi Sunak's press conference announcing the UK general election. Our Squiz Shortcut on the Aussie debate about nuclear energy Listen to our News Club episode on Baby Reindeer Hosts: Kate Watson and Claire Kimball Producer: Annelise Taylor
5/24/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... The 3G Shutdown

In this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll look at why Australia is shutting down its 3G phone network in the coming months. That’s something that’s set to be a problem for the estimated half a million people who are still using phones and other devices that rely on 3G, particularly in regional areas. It’s an issue that’s been put on hold, but as we get closer to the deadline the phone is ringing. So in this Squiz Shortcut, we talk about why 3G is being retired, how that’s going to happen, and how it will affect Aussie phone customers.  Squiz recommends: Reading: The 3G closure fact sheet on the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association’s website. It has all the information people need about why the 3G shutdown is happening and instructions about how to check if their phones/devices will be affected. Recycling: If you do take the opportunity to get a new phone, the government is directing people to recycle their old 3G ones through MobileMuster, the Australian mobile industry’s official recycling scheme, which has drop-off points in every suburb and also in regional areas.  Help: Check whether your phone will be affected by the 3G shutdown using a handy text service launched by both Telstra and Optus - just text "3" to the number 3498. This will send a reply back straight away telling you whether your phone is compatible with 4G and whether you need to take any action.  Want the email version? Sign up for the Shortcuts newsletter here.
5/22/202415 minutes, 30 seconds
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Your Weekly Wrap preview...

Weekly Wrap can be found on our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or search for it in your fave podcast app)
5/17/20241 minute, 2 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... University Campus Protests

In this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll look at why college students are protesting about the Gaza war at campuses across the United States. They’ve made headlines over the past month because some of the demonstrations have turned violent, sparking debates over free speech and even forcing the White House to weigh in. They’ve also spread to Aussie universities, where students have set up camps, and tensions are running high. So we'll look at what they’re trying to achieve and their likely impact - if any. Squiz recommends: Reading: This explainer from The Guardian discusses what’s been happening at university campuses in Australia. Listening: This episode of The Daily podcast from The New York Times gives a good account of the US protests, particularly on the night of the UCLA arrests, and what impact the activism could have on Joe Biden’s bid to retain the Presidency. Want the email version? Sign up for the Shortcuts newsletter here.
5/15/202415 minutes, 19 seconds
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Your Weekly Wrap preview...

Weekly Wrap can be found on our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or search for it in your fave podcast app)
5/10/202456 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... The Nuclear Power Debate

In this Shortcut, we’re talking about nuclear power—which has been back in the news lately, with the Coalition announcing it wants it to be part of Australia’s energy mix. It’s far from a new idea, and while many countries have embraced it to generate their power cleanly and cheaply, Australia is still debating it. So we’ll look at what nuclear power is, how it could work in Australia, and whether it could be a realistic solution for our energy needs. Squiz recommends: Reading: This article from The Conversation and the ABC provides some historical context for the Coalition’s nuclear policy and explains why it’s unusual for Dutton. Listening: The Could Australia Go Nuclear? episode from The Guardian’s Full Story podcast, which gives a good idea of the numbers and the time needed to go nuclear. Watching: Chernobyl on Binge is a great series from a few years ago that explains how that disaster unfolded. Or, of course, Oppenheimer on Netflix if you haven’t seen it yet. Want the email version? Sign up for the Shortcuts newsletter here.
5/8/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Managing Australia's Population

In this Shortcut, we’re talking about people—specifically, the number of people in Australia and who they are… We’ll also look at how our population is changing and the need to prepare for an older Australia. Our population is crucial to Australia’s economic growth and continued development, but these issues are tricky to manage, often costly, and politically controversial… Squiz recommends: Reading: The 2023 Population Statement has heaps of detail about Australia's population if you like a deep dive... Watching: This video story from the ABC about the extreme measures Japan is taking to counteract its ageing/increasingly urbanised population. Want the email version? Sign up to the Shortcuts newsletter here.
5/1/202413 minutes, 39 seconds
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Your Weekly Wrap preview...

Weekly Wrap can be found on our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or search for it in your fave podcast app)
4/26/20241 minute, 7 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Donald Trump's Legal Cases

Donald Trump is finally appearing in court for one of the criminal cases against him… And look, we get it - there is so much Trump news, in a way that is both a little bit tedious while also being hard to follow. In this Shortcut, we give you a map of the 4 criminal cases against Trump, as well as the civil cases worth knowing about. Squiz recommends: Listening: The Run-Up podcast from The New York Times, which has excellent reporting from behind the scenes of the 2024 election. Reading: Bloomberg has a helpful visual calendar of Trump’s legal cases (and their delays). Want the email version? Sign up to the Shortcuts newsletter here.
4/24/202414 minutes, 28 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Iran and Israel

For the first time, Iran has directly attacked Israel. Last weekend Iran launched more than 300 targeted missiles and drones, almost all of which were shot down by Israel's defence systems. Now the world is waiting to see how Israel responds, and whether the region will descend into all-out war. Squiz recommends: Listening: The Post Reports podcast from The Washington Post has a first-hand account of their reporter living through Iran's attack. Listening: On our very own News Club, Kate Watson talks to Adam Harvey (an ABC reporter, formerly based in the Middle East) about how the news from Israel is filtered out to the rest of the world. Support The Squiz and subscribe to the Squiz Shortcuts newsletter here https://www.thesquiz.com.au/shortcuts-signup/?source=ShortcutsPodcast
4/17/202413 minutes, 1 second
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Your Shortcut to... The Push to Ban TikTok

If you know somebody under the age of 18 there’s a strong chance that they’re on TikTok, the massively popular social media app for making and sharing short videos. But as popular as TikTok is, many governments are worried about it being owned by a Chinese company… and the U.S. House of Reps recently went as far as passing a bill that could ban TikTok from their country. So: why are people so upset about TikTok? Squiz recommends: Reading: Wired's explainer on how a TikTok ban in the U.S. could actually play out. Reading: This isn't exactly a serious recommendation, but we got a chuckle out of this list of TikTok alternatives, including Cheez and Funimate...
4/10/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Boeing's Safety Issues

Boeing has been in a rough patch for the last half-decade, even before the side of a plane came off during a flight in January. Now, with the CEO stepping down and Boeing facing serious scrutiny, we look at the timeline of Boeing’s woes; the problems inside the company; and what might happen next to one of the world’s largest suppliers of planes. Squiz recommends: Listening: The NPR podcast Lifekit have an episode on advice to overcome a fear of flying if that's a problem for you. Watching: Over on Netflix the 2022 documentary Downfall: The Case Against Boeing is still relevant.
4/3/202414 minutes, 41 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... the Global Chocolate Crisis

It’s Easter this weekend, so for the season of chocolate we thought we’d take Shortcuts off the beaten track and look at the world of chocolate production. Where does chocolate come from, and why are prices about to soar? Squiz recommends: Watching: The wonderful John Oliver of Last Week Tonight has his own segment on chocolate, which covers a lot of the same ground but with better jokes… Eating: Tony’s Chocolonely is a Dutch brand that was started by a journalist called Teun van de Keuken. He was looking into child labour in the chocolate industry, and he then wanted to prove that he could make delicious, profitable chocolate without child labour.
3/27/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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3/22/202459 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Tasmania's Surprise Election

In a surprise move, Tasmania’s premier, Jeremy Rockliff, called a state election – to be held this weekend, on 23rd March. The election is a roll of the dice for Rockliff, who is currently leading the only Liberal state government in the country, albeit from the minority. In this Squiz Shortcut, we tell the story of what led to the election announcement, and what it all has to do with a controversial AFL stadium. Squiz recommends: Watching: The ABC has a video on the leaders of Tasmania's Liberal, Labor, and Greens parties. Reading: A short news article on Kenny the potato, who fell over last year but was recently re-erected. It's worth it for the pics.
3/20/202415 minutes, 59 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: State elections, the US TikTok ban, and where's Kate...

Support News Club by signing up to our newsletter and following us on Instagram If you have 2 minutes, we'd love if you could complete our survey Links: Our most clicked link in Squiz Today was about this mysterious silver monolith Claire recommends the US Wildlife Bald Eagle cam Kate recommends this podcast by The Free Press in Israel Our News Club episode on 'Meta's beef with news' and listen to our interview with Tim Duggan here Hosts: Kate Watson & Claire Kimball Producer: Annelise Taylor
3/15/202423 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Russia's Election

This weekend, tens of millions of Russians will be casting votes in a presidential election that is widely expected to re-elect Vladimir Putin in a landslide. But the stakes are still high for Putin, who is aiming for a record endorsement of his invasion of Ukraine, even as a protest is planned for election day. Squiz recommends: Listening: If you're keen to learn more about Alexei Navalny, check out this Squiz Shortcut on his life. Reading: The Associated Press has a page on other elections to look out for in 2024. Reading: For a visual look at Russia's election in occupied Ukraine, The Moscow Times has a picture gallery.
3/13/202414 minutes, 10 seconds
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Murder charge over Murphy's disappearance; 10 years after MH370; pooches on planes; and a present for our 7th...

Friday, 8 March - Murder charge over Murphy's disappearance; 10 years after MH370; pooches on planes; and a present for The Squiz's 7th birthday... The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. We mean it – there's a $1000 Flight Centre voucher up for grabs via the newsletter. Here's the baked Camembert recipe. Sponsored: 🌏 Get Exclusive NordVPN deal here → https://nordvpn.com/squiztoday It’s risk-free with Nord’s 30-day money-back guarantee! Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
3/7/202411 minutes, 7 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Flight MH370

Friday 8 March will mark the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 – a mystery that captured the world’s attention at the time, and still hasn’t been resolved. A decade on, we look back at everything we know about how MH370 went missing… and we look ahead to what might be next in the search for the plane. Squiz recommends Reading: For the 10th anniversary of the disappearance, The Guardian has a guide to the search for flight MH370, including a few maps. Watching: A 3-part British documentary about the families of the victims, called MH370: The Lost Flight – it’s free on SBS on Demand.
3/6/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... By-elections

Australia is in for a by-election this weekend, which might be top of mind for any listeners who live in the federal seat of Dunkley, south-east of Melbourne. In this Squiz Shortcut we discuss the Dunkley by-election, but we also thought that it might be a good opportunity to break down what a by-election is in the first place, and what role they have in our federal politics. Squiz recommends: Reading: the Museum of Australian Democracy's 2017 list of 'Eight By-Elections That Changed The Game'
2/28/202410 minutes, 36 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny, the leader of Russia’s opposition movement, died last week in a remote Arctic prison. According to his family and supporters, he was murdered by Vladimir Putin’s regime. In this Squiz Shortcut, we talk about who Navalny was and his role in Russian politics, plus the reaction to his death. Squiz recommends: Reading: anything by Masha Gessen, another Russian dissident who wrote about Navalny’s death in The New Yorker. Watching: the Oscar-winning documentary Navalny, about the 2020 poisoning attempt and Navalny’s efforts to track down his would-be assassins. You can currently watch it for free on SBS On Demand.
2/21/202412 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Indonesia's Election

This is a year is full of big elections, and today we’re looking at Indonesia’s – held yesterday. In this Squiz Shortcut we’ll be talking about Indonesia’s political system and demographics, the legacy of outgoing president Joko Widodo, and the 3 main candidates who were vying to replace him. Squiz recommends: Reading: Here's Al Jazeera's live blog from Indonesia's election. Reading: News analysis from Peter Hartcher at the Sydney Morning Herald, with more depth on Indonesia’s political history, and what the election could mean for Australia.
2/14/202413 minutes, 18 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Imran Khan and Pakistan's Election

Pakistan’s former prime minister, Imran Khan, has received several jail sentences in recent weeks, all in the lead-up to Pakistan’s general election, today, on 8 February. In Khan’s telling, this is about Pakistan’s military keeping him and his followers out of power. So in this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll look at Pakistan’s political history, Imran Khan’s rise to power, and what might happen in the election… Squiz recommends: Reading: For a deeper dive into the different parties contesting the election and their policies, Al Jazeera has a comprehensive explainer piece. Listening: The BBC has a podcast series about the assassination of Benazir Bhutto from 2018.
2/7/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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World reacts to Charles' cancer; charges in Queensland over grandmother's death; an alert for Bali travellers; and an Aussie on top of the food world...

Wednesday, 7 February 2024 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #SPONSORED: Listen to Small Business, Big Impact here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
2/6/20249 minutes, 45 seconds
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We're back with Weekly Wrap...

2/2/20241 minute, 49 seconds
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Retail spending hits the brakes; Imran Khan jailed another 10 years; Elon Musk is on the brain; and Rishi Sunak's peckish weekly routine

Wednesday, 31 January 2024 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #SPONSORED: Find out more about Monash Online here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/30/202411 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Chinese builder crashes down; a Snowtown accomplice to be released; we might be in for a La Niña; and Taylor Swift's BF is in the Super Bowl...

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #SPONSORED: Find out more about Ubers sustainable packaging here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/29/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Melanoma

Melanoma has been in the news in a big way a couple of times in the last week. In this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll take a look at what’s been called Australia’s national cancer and how it affects people around the world; and we’ll look at the efforts to help people survive it.  Squiz recommends: The ABC's Australian Story episode on Professors Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer, the Australians of the Year. The Cancer Council's skin checking guide.
1/29/202412 minutes, 37 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... The Business of Tennis

It's summer, so the Australian Open is in full flight - and organisers are talking about what more the tennis tournament and the sport could be. So in this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll scope out how big the top tour is now, and we'll have a look at the proposals for growth.  Squiz recommends: The Financial Review's interview with Craig Tiley before this year's tournament kicked off. The Athletic's report on plans for a potential premium tour. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/22/202413 minutes, 57 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Nikki Haley and the Republican Primaries

Voters in America have started the process of picking who the Republicans will put up as their candidate for president in the 5 November election. There’s a long and potentially brutal road ahead, so in this Squiz Shortcut, we’ll update you on how the field is shaking out, including the rise of Nikki Haley. Squiz recommends: The New York Times' breakdown of who is running for president in 2024. NPR's Consider This podcast - The Political Evolution of Nikki Haley. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/15/202413 minutes, 52 seconds
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A QUICK LOOK: The Year Ahead with fashion editor Lauren Sams

Listen to the full episode on our News Club channel on Apple and Spotify. Or search News Club wherever you listen to podcasts.
1/12/20245 minutes, 10 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... Mary of Denmark

On January 14, this Sunday, an Australian icon will become the Queen of Denmark. We’re talking, of course, about Mary Donaldson, the Tasmanian whose chance encounter with Prince Frederik during the Sydney Olympics led to her marrying into one of the most popular royal families in the world. Squiz recommends: The Financial Times’ expansive interview with Mary (and the photos are incredible). New Idea’s run-down of what’s happening on coronation day in Denmark this Sunday. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/11/202413 minutes, 28 seconds
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A moon mission springs a leak; Cash for killers; Job losses in WA; and the end of Nike + Tiger...

Wednesday, 10 January 2024 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #SPONSORED: Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SQUIZ Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/9/202411 minutes, 11 seconds
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The rains are here; Victoria's dance party overdoses; Aussies shine at the Golden Globes; and 2024's sidewalk hustle...

Tuesday, 9 January 2024 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Listen to News Club and the Sammy J interview here. #SPONSORED: Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SQUIZ Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/8/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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Your Shortcut to... where the wars are up to

We’re back for our first shortcut of 2024, and if you’re anything like us, you had a good rest from the news over Christmas and New Year – but now it’s time to check in on two stories that didn’t take a break over the holidays. We’re talking, of course, about the wars in the Middle East and Ukraine, both of which have seen significant developments in the last couple of weeks. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/8/202410 minutes, 33 seconds
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Boeing planes have new safety concerns; Blinken returns to the Middle East; Cyclists honour Melissa Hoskins; and De Minaur hits a hot streak...

Monday, 8 January – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. You can Squiz The Break here. #SPONSORED: Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/SQUIZ Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
1/7/202410 minutes, 31 seconds
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A quick New Year message...

Happy New Year Squizers! We've got a huge year of news and content coming your way, and we'll be back with The Squiz Today daily news updates from the 8th January. In the meantime, take a look back at the year in news with Kate and Claire. Over three episodes they review the biggest Australian, international and quirky news stories of the year. And can we ask one thing? Head over to our new show 'News Club' and hit follow. In 2024, it's going to be the place to be for conversations about the news. Each week Kate and Claire will bring you the Weekly Wrap, and standby for the launch of the News Club show itself. Plus throughout January they'll be interviewing some pretty awesome people about the news year ahead... Actually, we'll ask 2 things... Know someone who'd enjoy getting their news with The Squiz? Send 'em our way by telling them about our podcasts or newsletters. Your recommendations are the #1 way that we grow, and we're grateful for each and every one. Click here to easily follow News Club on your podcasting apps.
12/31/20232 minutes, 20 seconds
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Year In Review - The Lighter Stuff

Kate and Claire wrap up 2023 with a look back at the stories that gave us a chuckle. See the phallic ice photo (taken by Ken Pretty from the town of Dildo) here.
12/28/202315 minutes, 36 seconds
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Year In Review - Australian News

For our second Year In Review episode of 2023, Claire and Kate look back at the political stories that had Australia talking, and the legal cases that wouldn't quit... as well as some incredible sporting achievements.
12/27/202315 minutes, 34 seconds
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Year In Review - World News

We're looking back on 2023, with three special end-of-year episodes. Today, Claire and Kate talk through the global news that captured our attention. Next up - a wrap of the big Australian news stories, and then a look at the lighter/quirkier happenings of 2023. Know someone who'd enjoy the way we do news? You telling them about us is the only present we need... go on, give us a plug. Or leave a review!
12/26/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Great Big Squiz Quiz 2023

It’s a bit of fun, it’s a bit festive, with a lot of laughs. Take a lighter look at the year that was 2023 by joining us for The Great Big Squiz Quiz! Can you beat panellists Claire Kimball, Kate Watson, Larissa Moore and Amanda Bower? If you fancy playing at home with friends, a link to the quiz on our website is here.
12/23/202330 minutes, 29 seconds
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A sneak peek at Weekly Wrap...

Weekly Wrap has moved to our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or search for it in your fave podcast app)
12/22/20231 minute, 54 seconds
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A job opening in the NT; Benbrika is released from prison; Rain eases in Far North Queensland; and that chimpanzee probably remembers you...

Wednesday, 20 December – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/19/202310 minutes, 40 seconds
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Shortcut: The forgotten stories of 2023

For our last Squiz Shortcut of 2023, we thought we’d collect the stories that were huge for a moment and then faded away without being properly rounded out. So this week, we’re looking back to answer those “what happened to…” questions from 2023. Other things we do: Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/18/202316 minutes, 1 second
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Hong Kong's democracy is on trial; Queensland cops some rain; Israel faces unrest over hostage deaths; and who's a clever birdy...

Monday, 18 December – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/17/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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A sneak peek at Weekly Wrap...

Weekly Wrap has moved to our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts).
12/15/20231 minute, 33 seconds
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COP28 goes into overtime; Cyclone Jasper is coming to land; Queensland gets a new premier; and Google's top searches of 2023

Wednesday, 13 December – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Find some Woolworths Fresh Ideas Magazine recipes here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/12/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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Shortcut: The NDIS

Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS, has been operating in some parts of the country for more than a decade now… But what has been a fundamental shift in how we support and care for Aussies living with a disability has not been without its problems, and last week a major review of the NDIS was released. In this episode, we look back at why the NDIS was first created, and what the new review recommends. Squiz recommends: Read: the reporting of Nas Campanella, the ABC's disability affairs reporter. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/12/202314 minutes, 22 seconds
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Queensland's big week; the Daylesford driver is charged; Chemist Warehouse gets an offer; and ChatGPT fails the doctor test

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/11/20239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Palaszczuk calls time; pushback on US's Gaza ceasefire vote; NSW has a scorcher; and a very expensive baseball player

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/10/20239 minutes, 48 seconds
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A sneak peek at Weekly Wrap...

Weekly Wrap has moved to our News Club channel. Find it on Apple and Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts).
12/8/20231 minute, 36 seconds
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Three former detainees re-arrested; Ukraine funding under threat; The King plans a trip Downunder; and the Person of the Year Shortlist...

Wednesday, 6 December 2023 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Find some Woolworths Fresh Ideas Magazine recipes here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/5/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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War comes to Gaza's south; Farewell to Peta Murphy; Origin Energy not for the selling; and an explosive garden ornament

Tuesday, 5 December 2023 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/4/202310 minutes, 27 seconds
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Shortcut: A look back at 2023's economy

Squiz Shortcuts is your backstory to the big news stories. This week, we're looking back at the economic story of 2023, and the question of whether central banks can achieve a 'soft landing'. Then we go through some predictions for 2024. Squiz recommends: From The New York Times, an episode ofThe Daily podcast about Americans thinking the economy is worse than it actually is. The RBA's official page for explaining monetary policy to Aussies. Other things we do: Squiz Today - a daily podcast and newsletter that gives a fact-filled run-down of what’s making news. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/4/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fighting resumes in Gaza; climate promises at COP28; AI to track subs; and Beyoncé in the box office

Monday, 4 December 2023 – The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
12/3/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: Bruce Lehrmann v. Network Ten, Aussie journos pen a letter, and a tunnelling hero

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's s all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The lead negotiator for the release of Thai hostages spoke to Sky News Harriet Alexander (SMH/ The Age) wrote this piece on the Lehrmann defamation trial The letter signed by over 300 Australian journalists to media outlets Watch Cliffy on ABC iView Sponsored: Woolies has the little things that help make Christmas special Hosts: Kate Watson and Claire Kimball Producer: Annelise Taylor
12/1/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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Australia in for a drenching; more on the High Court's detention decision; Indian tunnel workers freed; and the rise of 'cozzie livs'

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/28/202310 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Far We've Come: Tech in the classroom… from Rudd-tops to AI

It's the final episode of season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This week, we're diving into tech in the classrooms - from chalkboards to Rudd-tops... and we talk AI. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
11/28/202315 minutes, 26 seconds
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A top public servant gets the boot; the Gaza truce is extended; New Zealand finally gets a government; and Nigella ditches the Christmas cake

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/27/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hostages freed from Gaza; Drones hit Kyiv; a Liberal re-enters the Parliament; and Doctor Who leaves the ABC

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/26/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: The ceasefire in Israel-Gaza, Open AI's rollercoaster week, and Jeff Bezos's cowboy hat

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's s all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Vogue's profile on Jeff Bezos and his fiance, Lauren Sanchez The Guardian's long read on Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu Watch Nyad on Netflix Why Treasurer Jim Chalmers went on the wagon - Good Weekend Kayla Itsines is finally ready to talk now - AFR #Sponsored: Find the Woolworths Group Regional Report at www.woolworthsgroup.com.au Hosts: Kate Watson and Claire Kimball Producer: Annelise Taylor
11/24/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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How Far We've Come: Giving a Gonski...

Welcome to season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This week, we're diving into the 2011 Gonski reforms....the big personalities, how it has played out, and what's coming up. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
11/21/202314 minutes, 29 seconds
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A job opens up at Optus; Aussies escape Gaza; the Lehrmann cases roll on; and time to play 'Name That Rover'...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Find our 2023 Women and News Report here. #Sponsored: Find the Woolworths Group Regional Report at www.woolworthsgroup.com.au Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/20/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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A possible pause in Gaza; tough days for SA Police; shock in the AI world; and Australia takes the Cricket World Cup

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Find the Woolworths Group Regional Report at www.woolworthsgroup.com.au Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/19/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: Navigating antisemitism and Islamophobia, David Cameron's surprise return to UK politics, and the Robbie William doco

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's s all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Our 2023 Women and News report Evacuation is a 3-part series about the UK military’s evacuation of Afghanistan’s capital Kabu on ABC Kylie Moore Gilbert wrote this piece about her experience as a hostage ABC's 7:30 segment on how Israel and Gaza tensions are playing out in Australia Robbie William's new doco series is on Netflix Watch Liberals in Power on Sky The Buccaneers is on Apple TV+ #Sponsored: Angas Park's apricot and thyme recipe is here
11/17/202326 minutes, 12 seconds
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How Far We've Come: Put your pencils down... It's NAPLAN

Welcome to season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This week, we're diving into the story of NAPLAN, the controversies, the results and what lies ahead. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
11/14/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: Optus outage stops the nation, Maxwell's record innings, and Albanese's China visit.

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's s all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS A profile on Glenn Maxwell and the video of him cramping during his double-century. The Guardian's piece on the benefit of talking to strangers Barbra Streisand's interview with Vanity Fair. You can also read an excerpt of her memoir here #Sponsored: Sunbeam’s pearl couscous salad recipe is here
11/10/202325 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rates rise again; Albanese on Island time; Donald Trump in court; and WeWork's new low

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/7/202311 minutes, 44 seconds
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How Far We've Come: The HECS chronicles

Welcome to season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This week, we're diving into the journey from limited access to free uni... and we talk HECS. SA special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
11/7/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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When Albanese met Xi; Israel cuts Gaza in two; it's a big first Tuesday in November; and Christmas comes early

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/6/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Albanese lands in China; a 'terrible' loss of firefighters in Qld; airfares are set to stay high; and remembering the first bungee jumper

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
11/5/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: Vale Matthew Perry, the Israel-Hamas propaganda war, and Albanese's visit to China

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news, and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it's s all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The 2024 Australian Fire Fighters Calendar Check out Mathews Perry's book Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing Listen to the BBC podcast episode on the Battle of Dis-information Read the New Yorker piece on Hamas and propaganda Our Squiz Shortcut on the what's what of summits Our Squiz Kids episode on the Israel-Hamas conflict #Sponsored: Sunbeam’s Australian Fruit Cake recipe is here Hosts: Claire Kimball & Kate Watson Producer: Annelise Taylor
11/3/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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How Far We've Come: Learning and earning with TAFE

Welcome to season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This week, we're diving into the rise of TAFE and what it means for the future of our workforce. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Check out the Australian skills priority list Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
10/31/202313 minutes, 21 seconds
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Israel enters Gaza; Tributes for Matthew Perry; Albanese on Assange; And Taylor becomes a billionaire...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Watch some of Chandler's best Friends scenes. #Sponsored: You can find Steve’s T-UP ASSIST here: https://dbogolf.com/ Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/29/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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Weekly Wrap: The ongoing situation in Israel, Albanese's visit to the US, and Snowy 2.0

Weekly Wrap is a look at the week in news, and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it drops at 6am Saturday morning and is all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. (Psst: For those who listen to the Saturday Squiz it’s the same, with a fresh new name and look...) Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Watch ABC's 730 interview with Hamas's head of international relations. Watch ABC's 4Corners episode on Snowy Hydro 2.0 Watch Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles on Amazon Prime #Sponsored: Angas Park’s White Chocolate Christmas Bark recipe here # Sponsored: It's happening now at BHP Hosts: Claire Kimball & Kate Watson Producer: Annelise Taylor
10/27/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Hamas releases some hostages; Microsofts invests $5bn in Oz; Britney Spears tells all; and happy 100th to Vegemite...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. For World Pasta Day, here's The Sporkful's Mission: ImPASTAble podcast series #Sponsored: It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/24/20239 minutes, 54 seconds
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How Far We've Come: The tale of free and compulsory schooling

Welcome to season 2 of How Far We've Come, our short series on the big moments that have shaped Australia, plus a look at the challenges we face today. This time around we are diving into the big education moments, starting with the birth of free, compulsory, and secular education. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here. Want more How Far We've Come? Find all episodes and written content here.
10/24/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Weekly Wrap, 21 October: The fallout in Israel-Gaza, unpacking the Voice referendum results, and some top linen tips...

Introducing the Weekly Wrap - the week in news, and what’s coming up. Hosted by the OG team of Claire Kimball and Kate Watson, it drops at 6am Saturday morning and is it all about helping you stay on top of the news + we give you some talking points for the week ahead. (Psst: For those who listen to the Saturday Squiz it’s the same, with a fresh new name and look...) Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Read this profile on New Zealand's new PM Christopher Luxon Read two analyses of the Voice referendum results by The Australian's Janet Albrechtsen and Guardian Australia's Katharine Murphy and Josh Butler Watch Take 5 With Zan Rowe's episode featuring Natalie Imbruglia Read Lauren Sams' article on how to iron linen - Australian Financial Review (paywall) Get involved in the Uber x Red Cross Clothing Drive And we'd be over the moon if you could fill in our survey Hosts: Claire Kimball & Kate Watson Producer: Lara Robertson
10/20/202325 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friday, 20 October: Gazans wait for aid; Xi and Putin make their pitch; the Sydney Opera House at 50; and welcoming the weekly wrap

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. We'd be so grateful if you filled out our Media and News Survey – the link is here. Here's the pasta Claire's cooking this weekend. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/19/202311 minutes, 30 seconds
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Thursday, 19 October: All eyes on Israel as Biden touches down; China's accused of theft; Calling time in Mount Isa; And the TP of Aussie dreams...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/18/20239 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wednesday, 18 October: A presidential visit to Israel; A presidential visit to China; Telstra grilled over its Voice support; and fussing over fussy eaters...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. We'd be so grateful if you filled out our news survey here... Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/17/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tuesday, 17 October: Gaza's humanitarian crisis; Next steps after the Voice defeat; Microsoft finally gets to buy Activision-Blizzard; and Afghanistan shocks English cricketers

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/16/20238 minutes, 26 seconds
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A quick hello from us...

We'd be over the moon if you could complete our survey. You can fill it out here.
10/16/20231 minute, 2 seconds
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Monday, 16 October: A 'No' vote on the Voice; Israel's military prepares to invade; New Zealand also votes; and Taylor Swift takes over the box office

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Our Squiz news and media survey is here – thank you! Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/15/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 14 October: The Aussie context to Israel-Palestine, Cheng Lei's free, and our Voice watch guide

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS We'd be over the moon if you could fill in our survey Listen to The Daily's episodes on War in Israel and Israel's plans to destroy Hamas Watch Lessons in Chemistry on Apple TV and you can buy the book here Watch season 2 of Welcome to Wrexham on Disney+ Hosts: Claire Kimball & Kate Watson Producer: Annelise Taylor
10/13/202322 minutes, 54 seconds
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ASK THE SQUIZ: Answering your questions about the Voice

Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/11/202312 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wednesday, 11 October: Warnings of war crimes in Israel; Joe Biden questioned over documents; An energy takeover gets approval; and the power of sunshine

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Fat Bear Week voting is here. #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/10/202310 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tuesday, 10 October: The death toll climbs in Israel; A baggage handler bust; The Qatar Airlines Inquiry lands; and a new marathon record

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/9/20239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Monday, 9 October: Israel is at war with Hamas; the Voice referendum enters the final stretch; NSW kids, hand in your phones; and Simone Biles makes history

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/8/202311 minutes, 7 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 7 October: The trouble with weather, a US-themed news catch-up, and it's all about the Voice

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Find out more about our Squiz Kids Live show Check out our Ask the Squiz podcast and Voice Resource centre here. Have a Voice-related question? Send it through. Watch the new David Beckham doco on Netflix Buy Claire's whitening toothpaste here Hosts: Claire Kimball & Kate Watson Producer: Annelise Taylor
10/6/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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ASK THE SQUIZ: Answering your questions about the Voice

Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/4/202311 minutes, 52 seconds
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Wednesday, 4 October: Trump's big fraud trial; Tasmania's government hangs by a thread; the UN goes to Haiti; and bring on Fat Bear week

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Fat Bear week fans can get their fix here. #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/3/202310 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tuesday, 3 October: Home prices head to the roof; All weather points to bushfires; The Crytpo kid heads to court; and pass the cheese, please

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Be honest, had you heard of Travis Kelce before Taylor Swift put him on the map? #Sponsored It’s happening now at BHP Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
10/2/20239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 30 September: Dan Andrews is gone, Footy finals are here, and some very big relationship news...

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Find out more about our Squiz Kids Live show The most clicked link this week was The Brownlow's red carpet gallery. And you can check out the fashion at NRL's Dally M red carpet here. Explore everything Fat Bear Week Watch the doco-series Supermodels and the TV series Hijack on Apple TV #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply
9/29/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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ASK THE SQUIZ: Answering your questions about the Voice

In this episode we cover questions about the wording of the proposal, how other nations do this kind of thing, and the difference between a referendum and a plebiscite. Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/27/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wednesday, 27 September: A big job vacancy in Victoria; Mundine makes the 'No' case; Fears of ethnic cleansing in Azerbaijan; and the snake-pocalypse is coming...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/26/202311 minutes, 15 seconds
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Monday, 25 September: Russia takes a fighting stance; the Solomon Islands snubs the US; we've got a footy finals line-up; and a record stint in space

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/24/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 23 September: The trouble with Russell Brand, a diplomatic blockbuster between Canada and India, and Murdoch steps down

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The most clicked link this week was Claire's $25 jogger jeans Read part 1 of Australian Story's Silverchair coverage Listen to The Daily's podcast episode on Canada confronting India We're hiring a new partnerships manager. Find out more here. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply
9/22/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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ASK THE SQUIZ: Answering your questions about the Voice

In this episode we cover the issue of campaign funding, who will represent the Voice, and how to postal vote if you can't get to the voting booth on 14 October. Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/20/202310 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wednesday, 20 September: Buckle up for El Niño time; Canada points the finger at India; Petrol prices climb; and Hollywood stars want to walk your dog

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Here's the Hollywood charity auction. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/19/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tuesday 19 September: Scorching weather incoming; Friction over nuclear fission; Teachers are concerned for kids' wellbeing; and a snake surfer cops a fine

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/18/20239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monday, 18 September: Russell Brand denies rape allegations; Derna's death toll jumps; Farewell to Ron Barassi; and Hugh Jackman divorces

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/17/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 16 September: Putin’s friend Kim Jong Un, floods in Libya, and an Aussie housing wrap

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The most clicked link this week: CSIRO's online diet/wellbeing tool The Guardian's article on why the flooding in Libya is so bad Buy Claire's candle recommendation here Listen to Vox's Recode Media episode on Taylor Swift Find our Voice resource centre here, and the DPA's research on independent publishers here HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
9/15/202323 minutes
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ASK THE SQUIZ: Answering your questions about the Voice

In this episode we cover the issue of legal challenges, existing Indigenous bodies, and get into the nuts and bolts of voting again. Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/13/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tuesday, 12 September: The UK spots a Chinese spy; Moroccans wait for help; Ukraine's counteroffensive is running out of time; and Djokovic wins his 24th

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/11/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Monday, 11 September: A deadly earthquake in Morocco; the G20 comes together; the Yes campaign's sliding support; and writing the perfect vows...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored: The 2023 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards have recognised and rewarded 22 outstanding teachers and school leaders. You can check out the winners here.
9/10/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 9 September: Qantas faces turbulence, Burning Man drowns, and we're cleaning carpets

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply Joe Aston's Twitter account Check out Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver Claire's carpet cleaner recommendation Listen to Zoe Foster-Blake's Spotify playlist Find Ask The Squiz here, and send us any questions at [email protected] HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Larissa Moore PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
9/8/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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ASK THE SQUIZ (Voice Referendum) - Ep 1

In this episode we cover questions about improving Indigenous outcomes, how risky is constitutional change, and the ticks and crosses of your vote... Want opinion-free, agenda-free information on the Voice and the Referendum? We've got you covered with our resource centre here. If you found it useful, please share it with your people. Got a question for us? Ask it here or send us an email at [email protected]. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/6/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Wednesday, 6 September: Alan Joyce takes off early; Interest rates hold steady; Kim Jong Un is heading to Russia; and it turns out opposites don't attract...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Our Shortcuts on the G20 summit is right here. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/5/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tuesday, 5 September: Ukraine's defence ministry gets a reshuffle; Qantas apologises to its investors; the RBA meets this afternoon; and mango season might be a fizzer

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply #Sponsored: The Accelerator for Women’s Kickstarter Challenge: Submit your new business idea into the or learn more here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/4/20238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monday, 4 September: Burning Man blues; A rescue ship heads to Antarctica; Britain farewells Mohamed Al-Fayed; and true Beliebers at the US Open

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. #Sponsored: Sign up to Cashrewards using the code “SQUIZ” and spend $20* within 7 days to receive a $20* welcome bonus. *T&C and exclusions apply  Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
9/3/20239 minutes, 41 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 2 September: The Voice gets a date, another chopper crash, and a very special guest...

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The viral video of a carpet python GQ has published a great feature on Andy Roddick Watch Prince Harry's new Netflix doco series Heart of Invictus Check out our resource centre on The Voice Referendum here HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
9/1/202319 minutes, 2 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Squiz Shortcut to the Voice referendum

The date for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum has been locked in, so we're popping our latest Squiz Shortcut episode in the Squiz Today feed for your ears. It lays out the basics of the referendum, the key arguments of the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ cases, and what happens next depending on the result. Squiz recommends: Our homebase for all our Voice content on our website. You can dive in to find our previous Shortcuts and a quick snapshot on the voice and the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ cases. Check out more of our Squiz Shortcuts here.
8/30/202315 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday, 30 August: Squizers raise their voice on the Voice; Pollies get a pay bump; Trump's diary fills up; and Gen Z discovers pickles

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Our Squiz Voice Referendum Research Report is here – dive in. Listen to our Shortcut on the US presidential primaries here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/29/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tuesday, 29 August: Borrowers are doing it tough; Zimbabwe's election called out for fraud; Aussie athletes win big; and Welsh athletes... swim in a bog

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/28/20239 minutes, 44 seconds
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Monday, 28 August: Wagner troops pledge their loyalty to Russia; 3 US Marines die in chopper crash; Spain's soccer boss is suspended; and no sign of Nessie

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/27/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 26 August: The end of Yevgeny Prigozhin, a mega profit for Qantas, unpacking the Intergenerational Report, and a special announcement for longtime Squizers...

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Incredible drone footage of the Pakistan cable car - BBC Next Year in Moscow podcast - The Economist Kitchen Cabinet episode with Peter Dutton HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Lara Robertson
8/25/202323 minutes, 42 seconds
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Wednesday, 23 August: India shoots for the moon; California's on clean-up duty; Trump gets ready to make bail; and Australia's best restaurants

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/22/202311 minutes, 23 seconds
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Monday, 21 August: Spain takes out the World Cup; Double emergencies rattle North America; A grim case ends in Britain; and it's a very busy week for moon landings

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Interested in Squiz Kids Live? Find out more here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/20/20239 minutes, 45 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 19 August: Aussie soccer's TV future, the devastating wildfires in Hawaii, and thoughts on jorts

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The BBC article on women's rights in Afghanistan The Global News podcast episode on 2 years on from the Taliban takeover Tickets to see The Dismissal in Sydney are available here You can watch Fisk season 1 on Netflix and season 2 is on ABCiView HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
8/18/202320 minutes, 27 seconds
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A quick message from us...

Thanks for completing our survey on the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum. You can fill it out here.
8/16/202342 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Squiz Shortcut to our Matildas

The Matildas have had their best-ever World Cup performance, progressing through to the final 4. They're going up against England on Wednesday, so we thought we'd pop our latest Squiz Shortcut into the Squiz Today feed. In this episode, we get across the history of our national women’s football team and nail down how we got to this big moment. Squiz recommends: Kieran Pender's excellent writing for The Guardian on all things Matildas. The Disney+ doco Matildas: The World at Our Feet. Check out more of our Squiz Shortcuts here.
8/15/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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Monday, 14 August: Matildas fever sweeps the nation; Hawaii's wildfires set a grim record; Voice support from the NSW Liberals; and it's the season of the jort

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Here's the link to our survey on the Voice. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/13/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 12 August: Mushrooms, Matildas, and your fave Aussie brands

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Thanks for doing our survey on The Voice This SMH article about soccer's fave headbands Watch Nick Coyle's interview on ABC's 7:30 Watch Only Murders In The Building on Disney+ Check out 2 of our fave Aussie brands - Utopia Goods and Pony Rider Send your recommendations to [email protected] HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
8/11/202319 minutes, 52 seconds
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Wednesday, 9 August: A backflip on WA's heritage laws; Oz's foreign aid refresh; A different kind of Zimmerman sale; and the Matildas keep breaking barriers

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored: Head over to nib.com.au/squiz and use the code SQUIZ12 to save 12% off* your quote. T&Cs apply. Consider the PDS, TMD and if this product is right for you. Issuer: Pacific International Insurance.
8/8/202310 minutes, 1 second
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Tuesday, 8 August: The Matildas do it again; An investigation of a fatal luncheon; Niger's on a knife's edge; and them's fightin' words...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/7/202310 minutes, 48 seconds
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Monday, 7 August: The Voice campaign returns from Garma; Drumgold drummed out; Khan sentenced in Pakistan; and who's ready for the Matildas?

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored: Head over to nib.com.au/squiz and use the code SQUIZ12 to save 12% off* your quote. T&Cs apply. Consider the PDS, TMD and if this product is right for you. Issuer: Pacific International Insurance.
8/6/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 5 August: Trump's indictment, a potential treaty, and a night with Gwyneth

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Spend the night at Gwyneth Paltrow's guest house Kate's reading The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland. And you can watch the mini-series on Amazon Prime You can buy Claire's super bathroom cleaner from Woolworths HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
8/4/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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Friday, 4 August: A very leaky inquiry report; Trump heads to court; A trio of trouble; and a casually elegant cake

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Find the 'elegant' lemon cake recipe here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/3/20239 minutes, 24 seconds
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Thursday, 3 August: Trump's latest legal test; Poland watches its border; Lizzo faces questions; and the best and worst times to send an email

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/2/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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Wednesday, 2 August: Peter Bol runs free; Drone strikes hit Moscow; A pause on interest rate rises; and France's doggie don'ts and doggie doos

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Crisis support services in Australia can be reached 24 hours a day: Lifeline ph 13 11 14 Kids Helpline ph 1800 55 1800 Beyond Blue ph 1300 22 4636 Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
8/1/20239 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tuesday, 1 August: The Matildas waltz on; Hope lost for chopper crew; Trump's in the lead, again; and a draw in the Ashes

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/31/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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Monday, 31 July: Search continues after chopper crash; Niger faces a military coup; The era of global boiling has arrived; and the Logies crown a winner

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Tickets to Squiz Kids Live are here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/30/202310 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday, 28 July: More shootings in Sydney; A tragic turn in Tassie; Some high profile guests hit Brissie; and the Matildas don't quite do it...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Cook the roasted pumpkin with yoghurt sauce and pine nuts here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/27/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wednesday, 26 July: Fight and flight over a pilot's extradition; Welcome to Targ-Mart; 8 simple tricks for a healthy life; and a big week for John Farnham

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/25/202310 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tuesday, 25 July: Money moves from the Treasurer; Spain votes, but doesn't decide; Israel begins their judicial overhaul; and fajitas for the Matildas

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/24/20238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday, 24 July: Decision time in Israel; Russia arrests one of its own; Rinehart's legal battle begins; and Barbie's very big weekend.

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/23/20238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Wednesday 19 July: Bye bye to the Commonwealth Games; Russia halts the grain supply; Emoji could be legally binding; and Taylor Swift reaches new heights

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/18/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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Monday, 17 July: China and US talks heat up; A win for the Libs in Fadden; Australia wins the women's Ashes; and a fancy document set to go on display...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/16/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 15 July: Barbie's arrival, the WFH debate rages on, and our emoji crusade

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS This week's most clicked link is an 'off-white' door Watch Matildas: The World at our Feet docuseries on Disney+ Check out ABC 7:30's interview with Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig Listen to Dua Lipa interview Greta Gerwig here HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
7/14/202318 minutes, 26 seconds
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Friday, 14 July: Political drama takes hold in Thailand; An election comes for the Gold Coast; The BBC faces a sorry saga; and we're getting to the pointy end of Wimbledon

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Claire's beef brisket recommendation is here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/13/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday, 12 July: NATO meets in Lithuania; China's economy stalls; Ben Roberts-Smith appeals his defamation loss; and the perfect swear word

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/11/20239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Monday, 10 July: The reckoning with Robodebt; Ukraine marks 500 days; Threads threatens Twitter; and a chubby-cheeked discovery in Melbourne

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Check out some chubby-cheeked rat photos here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/9/202310 minutes, 11 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 8 July: The Ashes saga, childcare challenges, and Claire's crush

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Marina Hyde's column in The Guardian on the Ashes saga Our most clicked link was this 91 y.o. Spanish model Stream the Wham! doco on Netflix You can find the doco Shackleton: The Greatest Story of Survival on Foxtel/Binge Lara's fave woolly socks from the Lindner Socks Factory HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
7/7/202321 minutes, 4 seconds
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Thursday, 6 July: Four Voice priorities; Israeli troops withdraw; Australia's regional migration; and robots allowed in the music awards

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/5/20239 minutes, 14 seconds
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Wednesday, 5 July: Meta takes on Twitter; The RBA goes steady; A massive strike from Israel; and how to get an extra weekend

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Here's our Shortcut on Israel's latest strikes on Palestinian militants. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
7/4/202310 minutes, 47 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 1 July: Mutiny in Russia, a Swifty surprise, and the news we didn't talk about

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS An essay on the Taylor Swift phenomenon in The New York Times Stream the Lewis Capaldi documentary on Netflix Check out the trailer for Whams! new doco HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
6/30/202320 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday, 28 June: Developments in the William Tyrrell case; A crime boss killed in Bondi; Biden speaks on the Russian turmoil; and Aussies need to eat more veggies

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/27/20239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Monday, 26 June: Russia's alarming weekend; Simon Crean passes; PwC gets out of the government game; and the world's ugliest dogs

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. For a photo of Scooter the ugly dog, click here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/25/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 24 June: An ode to Fantales, the Titanic Sub tragedy, and the 411 on Super Netball

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. Looking for more? Check out our Saturday Squiz newsletter. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Read The New Yorker's profile on Sarah Jessica Parker Stream Arnold on Netflix HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
6/23/202319 minutes, 27 seconds
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Thursday, 22 June: A race against time in the sub search; Biden says the D word; Andrew Tate is charged with human trafficking; and Australia becomes a Taylor Nation

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/21/202310 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wednesday, 21 June: The search for the Titanic tourist sub; Notes on the RBA's last rate rise; An AirBnb crackdown; and the power of the nanna nap

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics (including whale migration...) Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/20/20238 minutes, 53 seconds
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Monday, 19 June: The US and China back at the table; A showdown over housing; The royal mic drop at Spotify; and Kylie Minogue is trending

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/18/202310 minutes, 3 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 17 June: Unraveling parliamentary privilege, The Ashes are almost here, and a Squiz apology

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Got 2 mins? Here's a very quick survey from us This Guardian article on parliamentary privilege This excellent New York Times piece about 3 women’s experiences living in today’s Iran Ottolenghi's one-pot chickpea, carrot and marinated feta recipe WatchVariety's Actors on Actors here Read The Measure by Nikki Erlick Check out our Squiz Recommends page Claire has contributed some commentary to the Uni of Canberra’s 2023 Digital News Report HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
6/16/202320 minutes
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Friday, 16 June: Allegations and removals in Parliament House; Boris Johnson is back in hot water; Surprising economic data; and a TV recommendation for all ages

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. To contact sexual assault support services, follow this link. Watch the tear-jerking Bluey episode here. And the chicken pot pie recipe is here. Here is our audience survey – it's just 5 questions and we'll be forever grateful if you complete it. Thanks! Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/15/202310 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wednesday, 14 June: Trump's big day in Miami; Bail for the Hunter Valley bus driver; A global study on how we spend out time; and King Charles's new perfume

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
6/13/20238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Squiz Shortcuts: Your Shortcut to... artificial intelligence

The Squiz team is taking the long weekend, so we thought we'd share our latest Squiz Shortcuts episode with you. Artificial intelligence, or AI, has been getting quite a bit of really bad press lately, with experts warning it could ultimately spell the end of the human race. So in this Squiz Shortcut, we take a look at what AI is, why some of the biggest names in tech are so worried, and what governments are going to do about it. Squiz recommends: A short clip of 60 Minutes reporter Tom Steinfort talking to an AI robot How to Spot an AI-Generated Image Like the 'Balenciaga Pope' - TIME Magazine
6/11/202317 minutes, 42 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 10 June: LIV and PGA tee it up, Folbigg’s freedom, and Vegemite turns 100

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS New double-decker plane seats - CNN You can watch A Beautiful Life on Netflix. The drama that has played out at Vogue publisher Condé Nast - Sydney Morning Herald This warm roasted cauliflower salad recipe HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
6/9/202320 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thursday, 8 June: A weird start to winter; New data on our slowing economy; Big drama for... golf?; and porridge tips from a champion

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Toby Wilson's tips for perfect porridge can be found here. And check out the double-decker airplane seats here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored Learn more about why you should consider Canberra as your next weekend away. Stream Deadloch here on Prime Video, and if you haven’t signed up yet - sign on for their offer a 30 day free trial.
6/7/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wednesday, 7 June: Interest rates hit an 11 year high; Folbigg speaks after prison release; More Republicans enter the presidential race; and Apple's computer for your face

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored Stream Deadloch here on Prime Video, and if you haven’t signed up yet - sign on for their offer of a 30 day free trial.
6/6/202311 minutes, 10 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 3 June: State of Origin goes south, Ben Roberts-Smith loses his case, and Stan delivers

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Venice's Grand Canal went green You can now watch Tina Turner's doco on Stan Listen to our Shortcut on Australia's defamation laws Catch the new season of Utopia on ABC iView from 7 Jun And this week's Shortcuts on Erdoğan’s re-election in Turkey and whale migration HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
6/2/202320 minutes, 41 seconds
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Friday, 2 June: Ben Roberts-Smith loses his defamation case; The US takes a step back from the debt cliff; BHP caught short on pay; and Samantha returns to the City

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. The homemade popcorn recipe is here. ... you can eat it while watching Jury Duty, here. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! #Sponsored Stream Deadloch hereStream Deadloch here on Prime Video, and if you haven’t signed up yet - sign on for their offer a 30 day free trial.
6/1/20239 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wednesday, 31 May: A new free trade deal with the UK; North Korea plans to launch a satellite; Lehrmann settles a defamation suit; and it's time for Origin

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. More details and links to further reading for all of today’s news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekday morning. Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties!
5/30/20239 minutes, 6 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 27 May 2023: Vale Tina Turner, the PWC Scandal, and into The Squiz archives

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Sponsored: There's more to Canberra than they're telling us, find out here. The 'life-changing' Bunnings bucket Margot Robbie's profile in Vogue Stream Ed Sheeran's new doco on Disney+ Watch Slim & I on Amazon Prime The US Embassy does the Nutbush HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
5/26/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 20 May 2023: ChatGPT goes to Congress, Biden cancels, and a special birthday

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS A gallery of food from the BBC The SMH article on the $5 wine steal Here’s a great profile on Kerr from the Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, and one from the Times on Day.  Check out Open AI's ChatGPT HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
5/19/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 13 May 2023: Getting behind the Budget, some big international stories to watch, and not getting up for Eurovision...

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS Next Year in Moscow podcast - The Economist Liz Holmes Wants You to Forget About Elizabeth - The New York Times Google's Bard chatbot Amandeep Sharma's butter chicken recipe Mushroom, lentil and pickled onion salad - Gourmet Traveller HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Lara Robertson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202320 minutes, 12 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 6 May 2023: Coronation kicks off a big week of news, life hacks from Team Squiz, and trash TV for smart people...

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS The Diplomat - Netflix Herb stripper Scholl Gel Activ Insoles For Flat Shoes Claire's essay in Pandemedia HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Lara Robertson
5/5/202318 minutes, 31 seconds
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Squiz Shortcuts: Your Shortcut to... King Charles's coronation

With the big event happening on Saturday, we thought we'd pop our latest Squiz Shortcut episode with you. It will get you across the ceremony's rituals, what we can expect this time around, and some of the lesser-known talking points so you can glisten like a crown jewel at your coronation party. Squiz recommends: 19 rarely seen images of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation - Vogue Recipes for Coronation Quiche and Coronation Chicken
5/5/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 29 April 2023: ANZAC Day, a sunken ship, and the MET Gala invite list

Saturday Squiz is your shortcut to being informed, weekend style. More details and links to further reading for today's episode can be found in The Saturday Squiz email. Click here to get it in your inbox each weekend. LINKS ABC's The History Listen episode on The War We Forgot This recipe for “life-changing” pumpkin pasta The SMH/The Age have put together an excellent new series on the housing crisis HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
4/28/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 15 April 2023: The Voice takes the spotlight, MilkRun is done, and a profile on Apple boss Tim Cook

This week, Kate and Claire chat about Taylor Swift's break-up, what's happening with the Voice and the big news that MilkRun is closing its doors. Plus, a dash of space-related news and lots of reading recommendations. LINKS This snap taken by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope of Uranus and its rings The Australian's explainer on the Voice here and the ABC's here This great GQ long read, Apple boss Tim Cook Find Kate's chicken tray recipe here Get hustlin’ for some free Sammy J live tix here HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
4/14/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 6: How Far We've Come... From diapers to dollars: introducing Paid Parental Leave

The final part of How Far We’ve Come, a 6-part dive into the history of women's financial freedom and independence in Australia. From homeownership to women in the workforce to no-fault divorce, what a journey it has been. But there is still one big topic that has been on our radar - paid parental leave. Check out all previous episodes and newsletters on our webpage. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here.
4/11/202312 minutes
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Ep 5: How Far We've Come... Susan Ryan and The Sex Discrimination Act

Part 5 of How Far We’ve Come, a 6-part dive into the history of women's financial freedom and independence in Australia. Fun fact: Oz was one of the first countries to make gender discrimination unlawful. The 1984 Sex Discrimination Act ensured the right of women to have equal access to employment, outlawed discrimination based on gender and made sexual harassment in the workplace illegal for the first time. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here.
4/4/202311 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 3: How Far We've Come... The lifting of the Commonwealth Marriage Bar

Part 3 of How Far We’ve Come, a 6-part dive into the history of women's financial freedom and independence in Australia. In this episode, we're going back to the swinging '60s. A time when women in the public service, once they got married, were legally forced to resign. That's due to something known as the Commonwealth Marriage Bar...  A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here.
3/21/202311 minutes, 12 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 18 March 2023: Keating goes rogue, TikTok is trending, and the ultimate fridge system

This week, Kate and Claire chat about how your fridge should really be organised, Paul Keating's latest comments on AUKUS and the big TikTok news. Plus, Claire shares her love for astrology and our first drinking recommendation. LINKS A definitive guide to organising your fridge Amelia Dimoldenberg's interview with Shania Twain This spicy tuna tartare and this Chardonnay The Daily's episode on the impulsion of Silicon Valley Bank HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
3/17/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep 2: How Far We've Come... A tale as old as time: WWII and the fight for equal pay

Part 2 of How Far We’ve Come, a 6-part dive into the history of women's financial freedom and independence in Australia. In this episode, we're diving into WWII and the first big wave of Aussie women entering the paid workforce. It was a game-changer (yay), but it also entrenched the gender pay gap (boo) - so it's a topic that's still very relevant today. A special thanks to our podcast partner on this series, NGS Super. Find out more about them here.
3/14/202311 minutes, 5 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 11 March 2023: Koala shenanigans, tech turmoil and Oscars' campaign drama.

This week, Kate and Claire chat about Squizers' affinity for animals, the most recent economic news and what's happening with those tech industry layoffs. Plus, the big defence news coming up next week and a few Oscar-themed recommendations. LINKS Sign up to our Saturday Squiz newsletter A Koala wanders into a petrol station The NYT's long read about the campaign behind Oscar nominations. And the full list of nominees Read about the Bold Glamour TikTok filter here Find out more about the CyberCX academy intake here Want to get in touch with Kate? Send her an email at [email protected] HOSTS: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson PRODUCER: Annelise Taylor
3/10/202318 minutes, 51 seconds
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12/31/202235 seconds
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Saturday Squiz, 26 November 2022: A bachelor's handbag, Elon Musk and Twitter... and we won an award!

Saturday Squiz is is your shortcut to being informed weekend-style. This week we chat about the bachelor's handbag, Elon Musk and the Twitter saga and Labor's Industrial Relations Bill. Also, the Sean Turnell interview we're listening to and The Squiz won an award. LINKS: 'Bachelor's handbag' finalist for Macquarie 2022 Word of the Year How I survived 650 days in Myanmar jail - The Front podcast with Sean Turnell Other things we do: Squiz Shortcuts - a weekly explainer on big news topics - including the latest episode about the upcoming US midterm elections. Squiz Kids - a news podcast for curious kids. Age-appropriate news without the nasties! Credits: Hosts: Claire Kimball and Kate Watson Producer: Annelise Taylor
11/25/202217 minutes, 17 seconds
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Squiz the Election: Navigating Election Day with the AEC

Believe it or not, election day is about more than lining up for a delicious democracy sausage at your local primary school - it's also a day when we elect the government for the next 3 years. And because we live in unusual times, there's a bit to get across so we're talking to the Australian Electoral Commission's Evan Ekin-Smyth about what you need to know to successfully navigate election day on 21 May. Have a burning election question for Ask the Squiz? Shoot us your question to [email protected] See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5/16/20229 minutes, 17 seconds
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Squiz the Election: The independents

Going it alone in federal politics can be a lonely endeavour, but independents can also punch well above their weight when it comes to influence and power. So in this episode of Squiz the Election, we take you the how and why of becoming an independent, some of the main candidates in this election, and what they stand for. Got a question about the 2022 election for Ask The Squiz? Send it through to [email protected] See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/20/202211 minutes, 44 seconds
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Squiz the Election: The minor parties

In the last Squiz The Election episode we talked all about the major parties - who they are and what they stand for. Now, it's time to get across the minor parties and the influence they could have on the outcome of the election. Got a question about the 2022 election for Ask The Squiz? Send it through to [email protected] See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/19/202212 minutes, 41 seconds
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Squiz the Election: The major parties

In this episode of Squiz the Election, we're going to look at the 2 major parties - the Liberals and Labor - as well as what they stand for and their success in the past.  Got a question about the 2022 election for Ask The Squiz? Send it through to [email protected] See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/18/202210 minutes, 35 seconds
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Squiz the Election: Around the grounds

Elections aren’t as easy as plugging in a result that applies to the entire country. There are races being run across the states and territories, and they will dictate where PM Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese spend their time during the campaign. So in our 3rd episode of Squiz the Election we get you acquainted with the thinking behind where – and how – this election will be fought. And if you have a burning question about the election or politics more broadly, email us at [email protected] and we'll have a go at answering them in our new podcast called Ask The Squiz, which will be released on Saturday mornings. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/12/202212 minutes, 30 seconds
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Squiz the Election: Winning the election

In our 2nd episode of Squiz the Election we'll get your feet on the ground as the election battle starts. We take you through what the Coalition needs to hold onto Government, what Labor needs to take it from them, what the polls say, and whether we can believe them this time around.  And if you have a burning question about the election or politics more broadly, email us at [email protected] and we'll have a go at answering them in our new podcast called Ask The Squiz which will be released on Saturday mornings. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/11/20229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Squiz the Election: Setting the scene

An election has been called and it's game on for the political parties and independent candidates across Australia. And it's game on for you - the voter - as you seek to make sense of what's been an extraordinary couple of years and decide who's best to take the reins of our federal government for the next 3 years. So in our first episode of Squiz the Election, we get our bearings and cover where the candidates are starting from.  And if you have a burning question about the election or politics more broadly, email us at [email protected] and we'll have a go at answering them in our new podcast called Ask The Squiz which will be released on Saturday mornings. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
4/10/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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Friday, 10 September: 20 years on from 9/11; The road outta of lockdown for NSW; Cricket Australia's stand against the Taliban; And a new hobby....

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news.  Squiz Shortcuts  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/squiz-shortcuts/id1477008816 Squiz Quiz: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/quiz/ Sport Today https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/sport-today/id1554210927 Squiz Kids https://www.squizkids.com.au/   More details and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9/9/20219 minutes, 37 seconds
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Monday, 5 July: Getting out of COVID; a deadly crash in the Philippines; search efforts are paused in Florida; and briefly becoming billionaires...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news.    LINKS   Squiz Shortcuts    https://www.thesquiz.com.au/shortcuts/   Squiz Kids   https://www.squizkids.com.au/   More details and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au.   Have a listen to our new podcast, Sport Today on Spotify, Apple, Website   (Sponsored) Get $110 off your first 5 boxes and free shipping off the 1st box with the code SQUIZ110 at marleyspoon.com.au      See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7/4/202110 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday, 19 May: Calls for new coal, oil and gas projects to stop; A poll shows vaccine hesitancy in Australia; Samoa's leadership shift; And the special millennials...

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news.  Squiz Shortcuts  https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/squiz-shortcuts/id1477008816   Squiz Kids https://www.squizkids.com.au/   More details and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au. See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5/18/202110 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thursday, 29 October - The Qatari government commits to an investigation; Claims Jeffery Epstein made a donation to a think tank headed by former PM Kevin Rudd; Melburnians hit the shops; And when a superhero comes along.

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. Squiz Shortcuts - The US Elections: https://www.thesquiz.com.au/squiz-shortcuts-series-the-us-election-2020/ More details, and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au  See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/28/202010 minutes, 39 seconds
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Monday, 26 October - A 'cautious pause' on Melbourne's re-opening; Concern over the searching of Australian women at Doha airport; A weekend of footy finals; and the trouble with border towns.

The Squiz is your shortcut to the news. “I've got many rivers to cross” More details, and links to further reading for all of today's news can be found in The Squiz Today email. Sign up (it's free!) - www.thesquiz.com.au . Bupa (sponsored) https://www.bupa.com.au/ . WIN a Sparro Designs bag for you and a friend (valued at $599 each). If you've got someone in mind who you think would love a shortcut to the news, and The Squiz, jump into your Squiz Today email and grab your unique link. You can copy and paste it into a text, an email, post it on Twitter... share however you like.  See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/25/20209 minutes, 49 seconds